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In what way is analogous organs evidence for evolution?


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Analogous organs

  1. The organs which have different origins (different ancestry) and dissimilar fundamental structures but have similar function is called analogous organs.
  2. eg. wing of a bird and wing of an insect.

Evidence from analogous organs

  1. Analogous organs actually provide a mechanism of evolution.
  2. The presence of these organs provides evidence for evolution even though they are not derived from common ancestors, they can still evolve to perform similar functions to survive and keep evolving in the prevalent environment.

Thus, the presence of analogous organs provides evidence for evolution.


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